We already know that Adam Driver and Kanye West will kick off the 44th season of Saturday Night Live this weekend—and now we know who will be appearing in the following two episodes in October. Awkwafina will host October 6th with musical guest Travis Scott, followed by Seth Meyers hosting October 13th with musical guest Paul Simon.
— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) September 27, 2018
This will be Awkwafina's first time hosting; she recently starred in summer hits Ocean's 8 (alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and more) and Crazy Rich Asians. Scott will also make his SNL debut behind his fantastic recent album Astroworld.
Meyers was a castmember, head writer, and eventual Weekend Update host at SNL during his time there between 2001 and 2014; this will be his first time hosting since leaving the show. Paul Simon, who has retired from music after his recent final performances in NYC, is a close personal friend of Lorne Michaels, and has appeared numerous times on the show since its inception.
Awkwafina is gonna kill it!!!!! https://t.co/UfJlO7OYbM
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 27, 2018
In anticipation of this weekend's episode, West confirmed today that he's releasing a new album, titled Yahndi, to coincide with his appearance. He played a few works-in-progress at The Fader offices today; the album apparently features Ty Dolla $ign, 6ix9ine, deceased rapper XXXtentacion, and possibly Rihanna. He also reportedly said he would have preferred to have Louis C.K. host.